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Watford crime stats

The overall crime rate in Watford city is 114.2 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 4.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 28.5% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 92% of national crime rate. Robbery crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 37.3% over the last twelve months.The category of "bicycle theft crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Bicycle theft crime" rate is at 209% of national crime rate which puts Watford on 16. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Bicycle theft crime" makes up 2.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "bicycle theft crime" is 311 cases and has decreased by 9.1% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Watford crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime28.5%13. lowest92%4.4k-3.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime24.5%13. highest174%3.8k-3.1%
Shoplifting crime8.0%35. lowest121%1.2k33.2%
Other theft crime7.9%39. highest112%1.2k-8.4%
Vehicle crime7.4%29. highest133%1.1k-9.6%
Criminal damage and arson crime6.6%22. lowest97%1.0k-5.8%
Burglary crime3.8%47. lowest99%57416.2%
Public order crime3.7%5. lowest56%564-23.1%
Drugs crime2.3%35. lowest96%3577.2%
Bicycle theft crime2.0%16. highest209%311-9.1%
Theft from the person crime1.7%12. highest88%264-13.4%
Robbery crime1.3%21. highest117%20637.3%
Other crime1.3%19. lowest82%20413.3%
Possession of weapons crime0.8%28. lowest104%128-0.8%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Watford crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Watford city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Watford crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticWatford city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour28.016.1
Bicycle theft2.31.1
Criminal damage and arson7.67.8
Other crime1.51.9
Other theft9.08.0
Possession of weapons1.00.9
Public order4.27.6
Theft from the person2.02.2
Vehicle crime8.46.3
Violent crime32.635.4

Watford crime rate comparison map

Watford crime rate comparison map

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